An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
One such incident happened to an RN in Temple. During the time of the incident, she was currently employed as RN in a medical facility in Temple, Texas.
On or about December 27, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in Longview, the LVN failed to timely initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a patient, whom she and another nurse found unresponsive after being informed of such by a certified nursing aide. Furthermore, the LVN failed to know the code status of a patient. Her conduct delayed emergency medical interventions needed to prevent further complications.
In response to the incident, the LVN states that at approximately 3:30-4:00 a.m., the certified nursing aide reported that the resident was unresponsive. The LVN states that as she went down the hall, she asked for the other nurse to come since he had many years of nursing experience. She states that when she entered the room, she touched the resident and called her name, but she was unresponsive. The LVN states that the other nurse came into the room and stayed with the resident while she went to the nurse’s station to check the resident’s chart to see her code status. She states that when she saw the patient was a full code status, she told the certified nursing aide to tell the other nurse to start CPR. She states she called 911 and returned to the resident’s room. She states that she went and retrieved the crash cart and brought it to the resident’s room, as well as the CPR board. She states that they placed the CPR board under the resident and were about to start CPR when the other nurse asked if she had unlocked the doors for emergency response personnel. She states that the other nurse stated he would begin CPR while she went to unlock the doors.
The LVN states that she followed the emergency response personnel to the resident’s room and heard them tell the other nurse to stop administering CPR.
Because of the incident, the LVN was disciplined and suspended by the Board of Nursing.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney in Longview for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.